List of John Benjamins publications for which Kieran O'Halloran plays a role.
Counter-discourse corpora, ethical subjectivity and critique of argument: An alternative critical discourse analysis pedagogy Occupy: The spatial dynamics of discourse in global protest movements, Martín Rojo, Luisa (ed.), pp. 781–8132014
In the article, I model an alternative critical discourse analysis (CDA) pedagogy which is based on an ethical subjectivity instead of a political subjectivity. Aimed at undergraduates, it facilitates critical purchase on arguments which attack the standpoint of relatively powerless… read more | Article
Electronic deconstruction: Revealing tensions in the cohesive structure of persuasion texts International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 17:1, pp. 91–1242012
This article introduces a corpus-based procedure for revealing tensions in a text which seeks to persuade an audience into a particular point of view on a particular topic, tensions which may otherwise be difficult to see; the text is thus deconstructed and loses credibility. I refer to this… read more | Article
The role of appraisal and corpora in detecting covert evaluation Functions of Language 13:1, pp. 77–1102006
‘Dog-whistle politics’ is a phrase that has recently been coined to capture a form of covert evaluation. This is where political communication seemingly uses neutral meanings but where in fact a negative message is likely to be ‘heard’ by the target community (Manning 2004). This article explores… read more | Article